The Reentry Project — in partnership with WURD, the Philadelphia Media Network and WHYY — will be holding our first community event soon:
If These Walls Could Talk: Solving Reentry and Recidivism
This unique event assembles voices from both sides of the prison system to candidly discuss the challenges that make reentry such a difficult hurdle. Our ultimate goal? Finding and replicating solutions that work.
• Leon King II – Former Philadelphia Prisons Commissioner
• Reuben Jones – Co-Founder and Executive Director of Frontline Dads
• Valerie Todd-Listman – Mothers In Charge, Group Facilitator in the Philadelphia Prisons
• Emma Restrepo – Freelance journalist and host at ElZol radio
Moderator – Solomon Jones, Morning Host at WURD Radio
DATE AND TIME: Monday, May 8, 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (View Map)
Register for free now: If These Walls Could Talk: Solving Reentry and Recidivism
Join Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice’s Goldring Reentry Initiative today, Saturday, May 6 at International House Philadelphia for Breaking Down Walls: From Prison to Power—an afternoon symposium about humanizing criminal justice systems.
This event is part of Voices, a Mural Arts project supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Hear the voices of people directly impacted by these systems and explore pathways from incarceration to activism. Connect with people and organizations during our resource fair. Then build a plan to respond to local criminal justice issues through dialogue and civic action!
This event will feature the Philadelphia premiere of Rikers: An American Jail, a PBS documentary from Bill Moyers that brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. In addition, there will be a panel on reform issues within the county jail system, moderated by Baz Dreisinger, author of Incarceration Nations; a presentation from the Philadelphia Reentry Think Tank; and a keynote address by Shaka Senghor, author of Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, and a leading voice in criminal justice reform.
This event is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Four CEUs can be offered to Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers. To request CEUs, email PennGRI@sp2.upenn.edu with their full name by April 28th.
View the schedule and RSVP here: Breaking Down Walls: From Prison to Power
Join us April 18 for a forum w #PhillyDArace candidates to see where they stand on #CJReform: https://t.co/upLrM29c3b #DecarcerateDA
Join us on Thursday for the viewing of the Kalief Browder story and a powerful discussion about criminal justice reform and bail.
Criminal Justice Bloc. 79 likes · 11 talking about this. SP2’s CJB seeks to increase awareness and promote action around the numerous intersecting issues that relate to the criminal justice system.
Facebook Event page with RSVP and more info: Art, Activism and Conversation with PHL’s Reentry Think Tank